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This, I think, was the last severe fighting of the day. From morning till night there was cannonading. but I think the two affairs I have mentioned comprise most of the serious fighting done on Wednesday. I was, however, absent from the field for several hours during the day, having been ordered to the rear to refit. On Thursday we expected the enemy would renew the fight, and we were ready to give him a warm reception. On the previous day we had not our whole force on the ground; Gen. A. P. Hill did not come until late in the day, and his man, and Jackson's also, were fatigued. But Thursday passed away, we holding some of the enemy's ground and he some of ours, and no disposition was shown by the Yankees to renew the contest. But for the raking fire of the enemy's artillery, I am satisfied we would have whipped him in two hours. Our artillery ammunition is almost worthless. The shells and spherical case generally don't explode at all. Another disadvantage we labored under wa
on his part, seems to have fully appreciated the importance of Harper's Ferry for while was sending couriers for reinforcements, the ordered Jackson to unite with Hill and overwhelming while he stayed the columns of and of Franklin with his best divisions. It turned out this strategy was successful. He and Franklin both to ged by it to have a trial of strength with the Union army before retiring, now that his power to retreat was sure, ordered Jackson and all the disposable forces of Hill to come to him; and thus having got the whole of the rebel forces of Virginia together, stretched them along the line of Antict creek on Tuesday afternoon, in a fg and saw seventy thousand rebel troops march over the pontoon bridge. They took a direction as if going to Winchester but marched around and fought McClellan. Gen. Hill apologized to Col. Ford for compelling his brigade to wait until the rebel army had crossed, by saying his men had been without food since the previous Saturday-
of two miles, were three other hospitals all full, and each calculated to received 600 or 700; says 2,000 in round numbers, for the three. Here, then, are 8,458 for these two corps. The same writer says the wounded are coming in by thousands. These thousands are exclusive of 8,458 already cared for. For so many wounded, 2,500 killed is a fair allowance. Total, for Sumner and Hooker, 11,000 killed and wounded. But there were six or seven engaged, and even allowing the loss in the others to be only equal to that of these two, we have an aggregate of twenty two thousand. From an officer of rank, we learn that it is all a lie about the new troops behaving so well. On the contrary, they behaved very badly. The fighting was done principally by the corps of Sumner, Hooker, Fitz John Porter, &c., who were concentrated upon Jackson with the design to overwhelm him, which they might possibly have done but for the arrival of A. P. Hill's corps, which decided the contest in our favor.